At this point, it’s likely that you’ve heard about Lindsay Lohan’s legal troubles, and they are far from over. The New York Daily News reports that Lohan recently served 14 days in jail and 23 days in rehab as punishment for missing court-ordered alcohol counseling classes in relation to her DUIs from 2007. The famous actress is now being held in a solitary cell at a Lynwood, CA jail until a hearing on October 22 for failing a recent drug test.
The question now remains as to the potential penalties and rehabilitation programs Lohan may face. Her attorney is arguing that she was unlawfully denied bail and has filed for appeal. Last month, Judge Elden Fox stated that Lohan would be required to spend 30 days in county jail if she failed a drug test. Cocaine and amphetamines were detected to have been in the actress’s system.
In anticipating that Judge Fox would sentence Lohan right away due to the fact that she confessed and seemed to be prepared to face the consequences, Los Angeles DUI attorney Paul Takakjian stated, “If Judge Fox said on the record that she’d get 30 days for a dirty test, it’s highly unlikely she’ll receive anything less. He’d lose credibility…But he won’t exercise punitive control for the sake of being harsh. He’s one of the best judges we have and truly wants to help the people in his courtroom.”
Drug and alcohol-related criminal cases are complex. Regardless of whether or not you are famous, the laws surrounding criminal charges can present several challenges, especially when the accused individual is unfamiliar with the legal rights that they are entitled to. To ensure that your rights are not violated and that you receive a fair trial, it is important to get in touch with a skilled California drug crime defense lawyer. For more information about how the aggressive attorneys at Sitkoff & Hanrahan can defend your rights, call 1-866-430-8383 for a free consultation.